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I Battle Depression

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    I have been for about five years.

    When I was younger, I was passed off as being a temperamental little kid, and now I'm supposedly just a hormonal teen. According to my family/therapist, it CAN'T be actual, diagnosable depression because thy 'never' physically abused me... it drives me crazy, especially when I'm...
    JustOldLight JustOldLight 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm depressed mostly

    because of my fear of rejection. I am battling who and what I am. I am very likely transgendered , but an can't say it because, then what ? Then what for me, and then what if I was to tell everyone, I think almost all my friend and family would reject and shun me. And that's...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 18 Responses Mar 18

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis

    Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always something. Today, I know I wasn't so happy then. I used to think that I am but I was not. I was living in my own world alone - detached and...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    Hey check this out !!

    New depression treatment http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/07/new-treatment-for-depression-shows-immediate-results/
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Tonight after work on my way to bus stop to go

    home I saw two pairs of couples taking wedding photos on streets. I turned 29 last month, I wonder again if I will ever be able to get married. People around my age are all getting married but I don't even have a boyfriend. People always assume that you must have some problems...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 30 Responses Jun 12

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I feel so alone.... No one there to talk to.

    . No one to trust.. Getting sick and tired of this
    babyboomb babyboomb 16-17, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    My sister will always be

    that person that loves to bring my mood from 100% to -10 So sick and tired of all this **** :@
    Hevss Hevss 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Broken, us less, alone,

    clueless,confused, betrayed, on the verge of tears, anxious, about to break down, depressed, pathetic, going to give up, bitter,lonely, angry, rejected, fell like I am about to fall apart at any moment, crushed, not good enough,empty and defeated.....pretty much sums up how I am...
    angelheelz angelheelz 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    My user name explains it all I'm here to help

    you. I promise I won't judge you :) We can talk about anything that's been on your mind~ Love C.L
    Onlinetherapy Onlinetherapy 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 30 Responses Jul 3

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    I just really feel like hurting myself.

    I hit myself a few times but still feeling angry and sad.
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm feeling down, like really down,

    and no matter how happy I am I think about how much happier I'd be if I was gone.
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    My best friend from middle school battles it,

    not me. I haven't spoken to her in years since we parted ways to different high schools. She has changed drastically the last time i saw her. I didn't expect her to be so... aggravating. I'm giving her my lending ear and i told her i'd do anything to help her... Her response was...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    In his fragmentary jottings,

    published in the Daily Telegraph, Christopher Hitchens wrote: 'I am not fighting or battling cancer, it is fighting me.' That's exactly how i feel about my depression.It is winning me.The only thing that i do is ...not to die.I am not fighting anything,i just hang in there,in...
    lady2089 lady2089 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    The external factors to your pain can be

    removed. The internal wounds that bleed can heal. Don't give up.
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 12 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    My mother thinks depression is

    when you can't get out of bed. It's an overly simplistic definition of depression but that's what she honestly believes. I can still get up out of bed and function like a normal human being, but it's just hard. I have plenty to look forward to in life, but it's hard. I'm...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 21 Responses Jun 16

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Sometimes I just want to end it all Then there

    would be no depression Nothing then no one can get hurt
    Chesher Chesher 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Feeling down again several times a day these

    days. Last night after having dinner with two friends I was even more depressed. They are very updated about how each other s doing recently, have common interest and activities. They talked about celebrating birthday next month on a weekday, taking leaves from work to do...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 39 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 78 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    It comes and goes but

    when it come there's really no one for me to talk to so I face it alone
    randelynisdead randelynisdead 16-17, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Leave the rope, Put down the razor,

    Throw away the gun, Put away the knife, Step away from the ledge. -It gets better//I promise.I love you
    ChelcBub14 ChelcBub14 13-15, F 9 mins ago

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    A list of things I might never be able to do

    if I don't show up and get a referral to a psychiatrist in the morning: Kiss a girl Be shirtless and comfortable in public Know what it's like to go on a really long bike ride Be on a boat or ship in the ocean Spend the night under the stars Learn to drive a car with a manual...
    Holdontothefire Holdontothefire 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So I got pretty close to offing myself last

    night. I can't cut right now but I (possibly intentionally) reopened some old ones. Now I'm drinking coffee and basically being a useless, emotionless, exhausted lump. Tonight definitely isn't going to be better.
    JustOldLight JustOldLight 13-15, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I'm tired all the time.

    I have no effort to do anything anymore. I've started to lose interest in trying to he friends with people. I don't reply to any text messages that I receive. My main decision every day is do I self harm or not. Nobody should have to live like this. This is a heartbreaking...
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I really need help on how to handle this.

    I didn't get but maybe one hour of sleep last night. I've been throwing up whatever I eat. I'm not sure what to do exactly. I was hoping to exercise today to help out with the way I've been feeling but I'm not going to exercise with no food in my stomach and no sleep. I don't...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm just gonna add everyone in this group

    that's online. If you need advice or help I'm here :D
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    I'm so sick of people asking me how I'm feeling

    or am I ok! I know they're only being polite, but they don't really want to know the answer. I always reply with OK or fine, inside my head I am screaming that of course I'm not ok or fine. I am depressed. But, how would someone react if I responded with how I actually feel? The...
    Sarahex Sarahex 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 22 Responses Jul 7

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    Today has been really bad

    for me. The last little while has. I was happy then my mood has kind of gradually trickled downward. I don't like feeling like this. Today I just laid in bed all day. I did get up and go somewhere but came right back to my room afterward. I get sleepy all the time and I take...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The depression is overwhelming lately.

    Somedays I have no motivation to go on anymore. I'm miserable at my job but most of all I have gone through the worst heartbreak of my life. 2.5 years of abuse and pain. Lying, cheating & finally discarding me like garbage. Moving out of state this weekend with a girl he met 3...
    josiekl josiekl 41-45, F 1 min ago

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    Hmm... Don't know if anyone will really notice

    this, but if you're feeling upset or anxious and want somebody to listen to, I'm here. I'm also fairly depressed, and yes I am troubled and a little bit mad but, honesty I've been doing this for about two years now and people have told me that I'm inspiring or that my words are...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I'm definitely an 'up

    and down'er with my weight. First hit a high weight at 13, slowly through healthy balanced dieting lost it an emerged through it at 15. Then went too far and was borderline anorexic, would take big bottles of cordial to school to keep me full. Lied about eating and would make...
    MillyMilly33 MillyMilly33 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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